Registration for Car Park Congestion Levy - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this registration if:

  • you own a property, including an office space or building that has off-street parking within the levy area
  • you operate a car park within the levy area
  • you lease Crown land that has off-street parking in the levy area.

The levy area is divided into the category 1 levy area, and the category 2 levy area. The Category 1 levy area is an area encompassing the Melbourne CBD and certain inner city suburbs including parts of the cities of Melbourne, Port Phillip and Yarra. The Category 2 levy area consists of certain parts of the Cities of Darebin, Melbourne, Moreland, Port Phillip and Yarra.

You must apply for registration within one month of becoming the owner of a parking space or private car park in the category 1 levy area.

Owners of car parks or public car parks in the category 2 levy area must apply for registration by 21 January each year.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


A levy applies to each off-street parking space. The following types of off-street parking spaces are exempt:

  • residential parking, including parking for guests at hotels and serviced apartments
  • parking for clients or visitors
  • loading bays
  • patient parking at hospitals
  • casual parking at the Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne and Olympic parks
  • disabled parking
  • parking for shift workers
  • bus layovers and garaging spaces for fleet vehicles
  • parking spaces owned by charities, religious bodies, hospitals, universities, libraries and museums
  • car sale displays and car service spaces.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing requirements

Registered owners and operators will be sent annual returns in November each year. This must be submitted to the agency with details of the parking space usage by 21 January of the following year.


As indicated in the registration.



The fee will be determined by the Agency, taking into account any exemptions or concessions that may apply.



Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance
State Revenue Office

Act(s) name

Congestion Levy Act 2005 (Victoria)

Contact details

General and Tax Enquiries
Department of Treasury and Finance
State Revenue Office

Operating address:
Level 2, 121 Exhibition Street
Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 1641
Melbourne, Victoria 3001


13 21 61

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